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How to transform frozen green beans into the best ever air fryer green bean casserole.
This green bean casserole in the air fryer is perfect for Thanksgiving, for Christmas or for making use out of leftover cheese sauce.
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Green Bean Casserole In Air Fryer
One of my all time favourite air fryer recipes is air fryer frozen green beans. I can load frozen green beans into the air fryer, add a little bit of extra virgin olive oil spray and I have perfect crispy green beans. They then make the most effortless veggie side dish for dinner.
I normally pair my green beans with some air fryer frozen salmon fillets for a quick lunch or sometimes serve the green beans alongside some leftovers I am heating up in the microwave.
But I feel like I don’t get enough out of green beans and how AMAZING they are. They are just air fried as a yummy crispy vegetable and then eaten like French fries.
So today, I decided that I would give the frozen green beans a makeover and show you how to make an air fryer green beans casserole.
We would keep it as simple as possible as I am sure you don’t want a complicated holiday side.
I took the cheese sauce I had made for air fryer lasagna (I always make too much cheese sauce) and poured it over the green beans, used leftover breadcrumbs from when we made air fryer KFC chicken and used some of our air fryer frozen bacon.
Paired together it made the fastest and easiest green bean casserole ever and it tastes so good that you won’t want to share it with anyone!
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Can You Roast Beans In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you can roast beans in the air fryer and OMG they are so delicious, you will want to air fry beans all the time.
Green beans are the best, but there are also different options for roasting in the air fryer such as air fryer frozen corn on the cob, air fryer crispy chickpeas and lets not forget how amazing air fryer sweetcorn is when air fried to make a southwestern summer salad.
Can You Air Fry Green Bean Casserole?
Yes, you can air fry green bean casserole and you will love it. You use the air fryer basket to crisp the bacon and cook the green beans and then use an air fryer friendly baking pan to cook the green beans in its yummy sauce and to crisp up the breadcrumbs.
Can You Make Green Bean Casserole Ahead Of Time?
Yes, you can make the green bean casserole ahead of time. I recommend you do everything apart from its final cook in the air fryer.
That way all the cooking you have left is to heat through the green bean casserole and crisp up the breadcrumbs.
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Green Bean Casserole Ingredients
Beans – Lets start with your green beans. I used about 400g of frozen green beans, but you can use fresh, and you can use less or more compared to our quantity.
Cheese Sauce – I love making something once and then been able to recycle it into several meals. Me and cheese sauce work like this. I made an air fryer lasagna using my soup maker cheese sauce and then the spare cheese sauce became the sauce for the green beans.
Bacon. This ultimate green bean casserole wouldn’t be the same without the delicious crispy bacon. You can cook the bacon separately in the air fryer, and then add to the top of the casserole for the final few minutes of cooking.
Breadcrumbs – I also recommend adding in some breadcrumbs for the wow factor. I always have a supply in the freezer so that I can just grab some to defrost for a quick dinner.
Seasonings – Then for quick green bean casserole seasonings I have gone with salt, pepper, along with garlic powder and onion powder.
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How To Cook Green Bean Casserole?
- Load. Into the air fryer add your frozen green beans and air fry for 8 minutes.
- Spray. Spray your green beans, season and then air fry for a further 6 minutes to make them super crispy.
- Bacon. Next put the green beans into the container you plan to cook the casserole in and place the bacon in the air fryer. Air fry, the bacon for 6 minutes.
- Assemble. Remove the bacon from the air fryer. Chop the bacon into bacon bits. Then pour cheese sauce over the green beans and then cover with breadcrumbs and bacon bits. Air fry for a further 10 minutes before serving.
And I am sure you can see now how easy it is transforming frozen green beans into the best and most simple green bean casserole and how you can be doing the same.
How Long Do You Cook Green Bean Casserole?
I call this a quick green bean casserole, because its so fast and easy to make. It takes JUST 30 minutes to cook.
But note, that a lot of the cook time is hands free on your part as you are simply dumping ingredients into the air fryer.
Plus, those 30 minutes includes everything from cooking the green beans to cooking the crispy bacon bits to cooking the complete casserole.
Green Bean Casserole In Ninja Foodi
You can also make this green bean casserole in the Ninja Foodi. To make it in the Ninja foodi, simply do everything I have mentioned just use the air fryer basket and click for the air fryer button.
You could also make our cheese sauce in the main cooking pot of the Ninja Foodi too.
More Holiday Recipes In The Air Fryer
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Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole
- Place into the air fryer your frozen green beans and air fry for 8 minutes at 180c/360f and they will now be piping hot and cooked through.
- Now add extra virgin olive oil spray and sprinkle your seasonings over your green beans and cook for a further 6 minutes at 200c/400f.
- Move the green beans into a suitable air fryer friendly casserole dish or you can use a silicone baking pan. Then load into the air fryer the bacon and air fry for 6 minutes at 200c/400f.
- Then chop your bacon up into bacon bits.
- Assemble your green bean casserole by pouring cheese sauce over the green beans, sprinkling with breadcrumbs and then with bacon bits and air frying for a further 10 minutes at 200c/400f before serving.